WND Reads Bill Clinton’s Body Language

Remember when the Worldnetdaily kept citing a quack psychologist who claimed to be able to read between the lines of President Obama’s speeches to tell you what he really meant? Now they’ve got a “paranormal researcher” reading Bill Clinton’s body language about UFOs.

Bill Clinton’s appearance earlier this month on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” – where he was asked about his interest in UFOs – has been subjected to body-language analysis by an investigator of paranormal claims, who says the former president exhibited signs of “significant apprehension, stress, and guarded behavior.”…

Following the first portion of Kimmel’s interview and prior to a commercial break, Kimmel announced he would be asking about UFOs upon return. While Clinton concluded he found no evidence they exist, he said, “if we were visited someday, I wouldn’t be surprised.”

That wasn’t enough for Ben Hansen, host of the TV show “Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files.” His program features interviews with people claiming they’ve had paranormal encounters in order to confirm or debunk their stories. Following Clinton’s appearance on Kimmel, Hansen said he was barraged by fans with questions.

Hansen, who has a background in law enforcement and degrees in criminology and sociology, analyzed video of the interview, noting non-verbal cues of stress and evasiveness from Clinton’s posture, eye contact and use of his hands. While Hansen acknowledged he is not an expert in non-verbal communications, he uses the skills regularly in his work.

I thought this was a really weird article, even for the Worldnetdaily. Until I came across the link right in the middle of it:

Are we alone? And, if not, what’s REALLY behind UFO encounters?

What a surprise, it’s an advertisement masquerading as news, like about half of what WND publishes. And the UFO books and videos they’re selling are particularly idiotic, claiming that UFOs are really demons.

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  • Chiroptera

    Huh. When I read Clinton’s body language, I read, “mmm, donuts!”

    ‘Course that’s what I read whenever I read anyone’s body language.

  • Trebuchet

    I had to check on “Fact or Faked”. It’s on the SyFy network.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Does anybody really need to “read” more of Clinton’s kinesics than “lips in motion”?

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    the former president exhibited signs of “significant apprehension, stress, and guarded behavior

    It could be a learned reflex from years of lying and being guarded and apprehensive.

  • garnetstar

    If people started asking me about UFOs, I would also exhibit signs of significant apprehension, stress, and guarded behavior. Because that’s what I’d be feeling, as I slowly backed away.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    Bill’s body language? I think it’s complicated as reading my roommate, Buddy the Wonderdog’s body language. He says four things; “Hi”, “I gotta poop”, “cookie?” and, “My bad, I din’t know I was humping your leg!”.

    WND’s body language reminds me of the chicken with its head chopped off–except the chicken seems to have more purpose.

  • Kevin Kehres

    @1. Bill went to a vegan diet a while back — so if you’re thinking “mmm, donuts” when you look at his body language, they’d better be fried in vegetable oil.

  • petemoulton

    “…it’s an advertisement masquerading as news, like about half of what WND publishes.”

    The other half, of course, being horseshit.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    the UFO books and videos they’re selling are particularly idiotic, claiming that UFOs are really demons.

    Its demons all the way down with some folks!

    (Prefer tortoises and elephants infinitely stacked myself!)

    Guess they just don’t see any shades of (mythological alien) Grays!

  • Artor

    @1. Bill went to a vegan diet a while back — so if you’re thinking “mmm, donuts” when you look at his body language, they’d better be fried in vegetable oil.

    Because a man like Bill would NEVER backslide, amirite?